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comment Why is the PageRank for my website listed as “unavailable” in this tool?
All the tools that queried Google for pagerank quit working a long time ago as Google quit making it available. Don't know where this is supposedly deriving it from, but it ain't Google so it's likely road apples found on a full-moon lit night at a crossroads at midnight.
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comment Do Spammers share a database?
Whatever you create to stop spam, there are plenty of people out there with free time and monetary incentive to break it. And there's even an information market out there where they pay each other for knowledge gained (more sophisticated than your database idea). Any system created to prevent spam must be upgraded frequently as spammers revise their methods to fit your unique anti-spam methods. If scripting doesn't work, they will pay for manual posting as well.
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comment Why domains are expensive?
Heh, domains aren't expensive. The energy to run servers, the hardware and the massively complex networking and redundancy to maintain the root DNS system so your domains are findable is... Too many freeheads in the world thinking there's no costs involved.
Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
7
answered How do websites like trafficestimate.com and digsitesvalue estimate web traffic
Jul
1
comment How quickly can expect that my new site will get ranked by Alexa?
Alexa is breathlessly used by SEO snakeoil salesmen. I find snakeoil to be both expensive, unpalatable and useless. Another good indicator you've got a snakeoil salesman is when they chime in that your website is ranking poorly in Google because you're missing Meta Keywords. <big grin>
Jul
1
comment Site has propagated on all browsers except Chrome?
Yep, this is a #1 issue where clearing the browser cache doesn't fix the problem. If other browsers on the computer still point to the old site, first run the console command ipconfig /flushdns so the OS dns cache is refreshed. Then you find Chrome still is stuck and you clear its internal dns cache.
Jul
1
comment Do keywords relate to words on your page?
So, what's the point, if the search engines don't use the Meta? It becomes a useless discussion on an item no longer used. Doesn't matter what you stick in it, it bears no relation to anything. In that case, what you propose is a time waster based on wishful thinking.
Jun
29
comment Not my Rich Snippets
Or the internal guy knows their business model and marketing focus a lot better than an outside third party and they implemented it themselves. I've been in SEO discussions where I've been told "I was just looking at your website" only to find they had a profound lack of knowledge either of our website or our true business focus. If you're not in their industry, they may also feel that they need somebody with an actual direct interest, knowledge and experience to properly implement their SEO. Most SEO is knowledgeable copywriting, not keyword plugging.
Jun
23
comment MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down
@blunders - and since Bing, Google and Yandex are the majority traffic sources on our website, we have to survive all of them scanning our website simultaneously. Guess what happens to Baidu here --> Scrapheap. Heh, statement still holds true that your website will need to withstand being indexed by the web crawlers you choose to let in or it is no website at all.
Jun
23
answered Should you let Googlebot crawl and index your entire site before updating it again?
Jun
23
answered How do I set “Starting at : $12” value for a Grouped product in Magento?
May
7
comment What research methods could I use to determine the keyword(s) I should use for my site?
Use the search function logging on your website to find out what people are really using to look for on your website. Those are your keywords. Optimize the whole site with specific pages for specific topics.
May
4
comment Is there any way to get keywords about a website
Meta Keyword is a WOMBAT (waste of money, brains and time). Let your competitors do SEO NOPs. The Meta Keyword faded into history a long time ago when porn sites found that putting "Oshkosh bGosh" in the keyword list netted them post pregnancy fathers and the search engines decided the only use for the meta was spamming.
May
4
comment Is there any way to get keywords about a website
Subjective question, what really is a keyword? and how do you determine what you count?
Apr
28
comment Google Webmaster Tool: “Severe health issues are found on your site”
@LiamSorsby - preaching to the choir on this one... You should have inhabited the MagentoCommerce forums in the day when they had traffic. Every so often some web store owner would post in breathless amazement on how they'd cured a problem by deleting one of the .htaccess files. Guess what that enables? No Sarcasm markup for the it's special dig on stackexchange. ;^)
Apr
27
comment On shared hosting, all subdomains are hosted on the same server?
While technically incorrect, it is functionally correct for the way most people view and acquire hosting. Yes, you can use DNS to have multiple servers handle the subdomains. But the average Joe gets a hosting account on a shared server and sets everything up there till he reads answers like this and starts thinking.
Apr
27
comment Google Webmaster Tool: “Severe health issues are found on your site”
@LiamSorsby - It's Magento, it's special... Everything is loaded in the htdocs folder system. And protected by .htaccess files. Make your judgement on running Magento for your ecommerce website from that or any other Zend framework application for that matter.
Apr
11
comment Avoid Copyright Infringment through hotlinking
Good way to expose yourself to goatse.cx. It's pretty funny when the person being infringed on decides to get playful with the .htaccess files.
Apr
5
awarded  Excavator